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“Awful lunch”
Review of Golden Lion

Golden Lion
Ranked #51 of 141 Restaurants in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 11, 2013

Four of us called in the Golden Lion about a quarter to three having been turned away from two pubs outside town as we were a nanosecond after the two o'clock deadline. We went in and ordered drinks, sandwiches and chips as quickly as we could and then sat down. By this time I was so hungry I could have eaten the table top. Little did I know that within twenty minutes that would have been the better option. Those on white baguettes got off lightly as they were only slightly dry but the brown ones were completely inedible. They were so hard they wouldn't have been out of place hanging from the belt of Dixon of Dock Green (younger readers ask your parents! Or grandparents!). When the chef cut them in half to insert the filling he must have been wearing goggles to protect him from flying shrapnel crumbs. My wife dislodged a tooth in a vain attempt at piercing the crust. Their chips are advertised as something like 'chips as chips should be'. Believe me, chips should not be like those. They were that off brown colour that re-re-reheated chips go and their average length was about 10 millimetres. Our table was sticky too and full of rings from old drinks. The only reason I'm giving it two stars and not one is because the brown baguettes were exchanged for white ones and the chips were knocked off the bill. Also the barman was pleasant.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

always surprised by the quality and freshness of the food when i dine here.really good pub grub
at resonable prices

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Went in on Friday night for a drink with the view to moving on elsewhere for a meal but as food arrived at other tables we changed our minds as it looked good.glad we did as both me and the wife ordered the steak and what a great choice it was.cooked to perfection homemade chips small salad tomatoes and mushroom served with peppercorn sauce at no extra charge all for only £10.95 FANTASTIC

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Thank Border999
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We went on our first night in Keswick. A lovely, good quality pub meal. When deciding where to go on the third night our three year old declared "please we can go to The Golden Lion!". Again the service was excellent and it was a lovely Autumn evening in front of the fire...

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Thank Jess716
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Visited late one Friday evening following a long journey from the Midlands. Just managed a large order at 8.50pm before the kitchen closed, but it was welcomed and the order taken with care and attention by one of the two excellent bar staff.

Food was cooked quickly and was all very good quality. Portion sizes varied a little, but no real complaints. Chips were amazing (you'd have thought they were chip shop chips!)

Great range of beers on the bar and I will again mention the excellent bar staff - it make such a difference!

Will definitely return next time.

Thank Scott M
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